September 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Sep 1 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Graebner 6-1, 6-0

Sports History

Sep 17 Yankee Mickey Mantle gets career hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR in 6-2 victory over Los Angeles Angels at New York

  • Sep 20 20th America's Cup yachting: Eric Ridder skippered Constellation beats English challenger Sovereign for a 4-0 American series sweep off Newport, RI
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; NHL All Star 1984, 88, 92; Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Sep 1 David West, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Sep 3 Ernest Givins, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1990, 92; Houston Oilers), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Sep 4 Tomas Sandstrom, Swedish NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998), born in Jakobstad, Finland
  • Sep 5 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia
  • Sep 8 Steffan Peters, German equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996, 2016), born in Wesel, Germany
  • Sep 10 Tim Harris, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1989; All-Pro 1988, 89; Super Bowl 1994; GB Packers, SF 49ers), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Sep 11 Eric Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 12 Dieter Hecking, German football player and manager, born in Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany
  • Sep 13 Peter Remie, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Sep 14 Kurt Gouveia, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Sep 17 Karen Straker, British horse show jumper, born in County Durham
  • Sep 17 Mosese Taga, Fijian rugby union front rower (48 Tests; Suva RFU, Nabua RUFC), born in Nailaga, Fiji (d. 2022)
  • Sep 19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • Sep 21 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 23 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 24 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Sep 25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 26 Bobby Joe Edmonds, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Nashville, Tennessee,
  • Sep 26 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 26 Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984, 86, 88, 90), born in Kailua, Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • Sep 28 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • Sep 29 Brad Lohaus, American NBA fplayer (NY Knicks), born in Ulm, Minnesota
  • Sep 29 John Tucker, Canadian NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Sep 30 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88